Sweethearts of the Gridiron
On September 12, 1940, the Kilgore College Rangerettes took the field for the first time and made history, changing football halftime entertainment forever. Since that day, the Rangerettes have thrilled crowds all over the world with their precision dance routines. Current directors Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne have the organization at its’ peak as they embark on the organization’s 75th anniversary. Filmmaker Chip Hale followed the Rangerettes for a year, and the documentary Sweethearts of the Gridiron: An American Story examines the dynamics of the relationships between Blair and Wayne (both former Rangerettes), the returning Rangerettes, and the tryout process for the 95 Hopefuls aspiring to wear the red, white and blue.